Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is a man under serious pressure ahead of the visit of defending champions Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. Gerrard and his Villa players will play hosts to the Premier League champions on Saturday with the hope of putting an end to a poor run of three straight league defeats. Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites ahead of the game as Villa are at risk of losing four games in a row.
This summer marks Gerrard’s first full season at Villa Park and all eyes will be on a big improvement to last. To do that, the manager remains committed to bringing in elite-level operators and, here, we take a look at how each department of Gerrard’s squad could change next season.
Emi Martinez will be Villa’s first-choice goalkeeper next season, that’s a given. Sweden’s No.1 Olsen, meanwhile, is hopefully the next permanent addition through the doors at Villa Park with Gerrard wanting that very deal to happen. Continue reading WHAT ASTON VILLA’S PERFECT SQUAD MAY LOOK LIKE AFTER SIX TRANSFERS
Man City are set to pay Aston Villa the second instalment of their £100million Jack Grealish transfer this summer, Football Insider understands. City paid a Premier League-record £100m for the 26-year-old after triggering the release clause in his Villa contract last summer. A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Grealish fee is being paid in three equal instalments across three transfer windows.
The final payment of £33m is due to be paid in the summer of 2023. The “mega-money” payment structure was agreed between the two clubs before City agreed to meet the £100m clause in Grealish’s Villa contract. The England international also signed a six-year contract worth more than £200,000-a-week as part of the astonishing deal. Continue reading MAN CITY TO REPORTEDLY MAKE GREALISH PAYMENT TO VILLA
West Ham United are reportedly keen to hold on to the services of playmaker Manuel Lanzini amidst the interest from the Premier League duo of Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Continue reading LANZINI: HAMMERS REBUFF INTEREST FOR PLAYMAKER
Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish has shown just why the club splashed a mammoth £100 million to sign him this summer after a fine showing for the Cityzens in their first UEFA Champions League game of the season. The Sky Blue outfit hosted German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in their Champions League opener and they turned out in style, thumping the German side 6-3 in what was an overly emphatic tie between the two free-scoring sides.
The nine-goal thriller was a very exciting one to watch as fans who watched the game were convinced that it was the best decision to have decided to take some time out to experience the game. Continue reading GREALISH IMPRESSES ON FIRST CITY UCL OUTING
Everton believe that fellow Premier League team Aston Villa are favourites to sign one of their transfer targets this summer. Burnley winger Dwight McNeil is a target for both Aston Villa and Everton. The Telegraph claimed that the Burnley player will likely leave his team this summer if a £40m bid is lodged for him.
Continue reading VILLA, FAVOURITES FOR MCNEIL
Aston Villa are reportedly not willing to meet with Chelsea’s asking price for striker Tammy Abraham after the Blues remained adamant that they were not going to accept anything less than £30 million for the England international striker. Abraham has long been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and has been carefully exploring his options in a bid to accept the best offer available to him.
Continue reading VILLA RELUCTANT TO PAY ABRAHAM’S TRANSFER FEE
There have been times this season when Arsenal had clear opportunities and chances to win games, but they ended up failing to do so and it has gone on to affect them largely this season. The Gunners are not where they want to be at the moment in the Premier League table, but they have their inconsistencies to blame for their misfortunes.
Continue reading ARTETA GIVES OUT ARSENAL TRANSFER HINT
Premier League club Aston Villa have announced that they have completed the signing of Morgan Sanson after striking an agreement with the player’s former club. The Villans arrived at an agreement with French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille after both clubs agreed at a £14 million fee for the transfer of the player.
Aston Villa welcome Premier League champions, Liverpool, to Villa Park in the third round of the FA Cup in Friday night and they will be looking to secure another win over Jurgen Klopp’s inconsistent side after the early-season 7-2 thrashing of the Anfield Club.
Aston Villa were gifted one whole week to prepare for the clash as they will not be involved in any Premier League action till they clash with the Reds. Regardless of the outcome of this fixture, Aston Villa fans will still hold their 7-2 win over Liverpool in the opening stages of the current campaign at heart and won’t forget in a hurry.Continue reading LIVERPOOL’S EARLY TEAM NEWS IN PREPARATION FOR ASTON VILLA CUP CLASH